okay but when you have holocaust survivors and people who were activists during the civil rights movement supporting mike brown and then KKK members and neo nazi’s supporting the officer you should be able to figure out which side is the right one.
hi everyone, it’s dorothy gale from kansas, and i nominate the wicked witch of the west for the ice bucket challenge
While I don’t believe the school should pay for Rachel to be sent to a different school… Well, I’ll just let this speak for itself.
tfw you’re just done with the human race
OK SO IN ENGLAND THIS IS WHAT A RUBBER IS
AND SOMEONE ON MY DASH JUST MENTIONED PUTTING A ‘RUBBER’ ON YOUR PENIS AND
I GOT REALLY REALLY CONFUSED
THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A RUBBER IN AUSTRALIA TOO. WE FEEL YOUR PAIN.
SAME WITH NEW ZEALAND.
We don’t have those in America because we don’t make mistakes.
THAT WAS ONE TIME
HE WAS ELECTED TWICE.
These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there [x]).
I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.
Journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.
Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.
A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.
TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!
12:01 AM in Ferguson. Curfew broken.
Surprise! Bring in the ‘friendly police’ so all the outraged white people can cool down, and then turn around and do it all over again.
"Personal responsibility" is nice and all, but…
It seems like whenever people bring it up with regards to social issues, etc, they’re just using the term as a veneer for victim-blaming or other such prejudices.
"You need to take responsibility for what you were wearing."
Like the temperature is under the person’s control.
"A little personal responsibility would go a long way toward fixing inequalities in society."
Like people choose to belong to a demographic that is discriminated against in our society.
- white people are now gonna lose interest in helping the people of Feguson now that the militaryesque police force is gone and they won’t be seeing anymore cool protest pictures
- they’re all gonna be swayed by the mainstream media to believe that Mike Brown was a…